Thursday, 18 September 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur using the Creative Expressions Celtic Flower Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and then rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface. Iput it aside to dry for a few minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped one of the frames from the Mini Ornate Frames Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I did not emboss just yet. I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Celebrations Sentiments, again using Perfect Medium, added Gold Detail Powder and heat set the lot. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B ans inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the Filigree Frame onto Custard Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using the largest die in the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B.

I cut some leaves out of Custard Card using Sue's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set. I cut some flowers out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals Die Set and inked through the dies with Scattered Straw. I shaped the flowers using a paper shaping tool and a moulding mat. I stacked them in pairs and added a White Pearl to the centre of each.

I assembled the card as shown adding some more pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Best Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the design and inked around the edges with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I popped a little Pearl Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet, picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and rubbed it over the embossed surface.

I stamped the Anenome Planter Stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paints. I used Purple Violet from the Brights Set, Pastel Lilac and Pastel Green from the Pastels Set. I cut out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I stamped the image a second time. I coloured in just the flowers using the Pastel Lilac Watercolour and cut them out. I shaped them and added them on top of the main image using 3D Foam and added a White 3mm Pearl to the centres.

I cut just the outer die from Sue's Cordoba Die Set (Spanish Collection) out of Mauve Card.

I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Majestic Labels 8 and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I cut a Spellbinders Labels 8 out of Mauve Card.

I popped some Purple Violet Watercolour Paint onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Pearl CS Shimmer Paint. I used this to change the colour of a length of White Crochet Ribbon using Cut & Dry Foam. Once dry, I tied a bow and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White 8mm Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Plum Sparkle PVA around the edges.

I understand for Tracey that there is just 1 place left in the afternoon Christmas workshop at Creative Expressions HQ in Kettering on October 21st. She is now taking names on a waiting list - if we get enough names, I will repeat the workshops on another day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Don't look back

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by inking around the Elegance Border Mask across the top, bottom and middle of a piece of Coconut White Card using Dusty Concord Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder. I rubbed Golden Lilac Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface. I left it to dry for a few minuted and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set onto Mauve Card using Perfect Medium and embossed using Creative Expressions True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I popped a little Shy Violet Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and 'inked' up the Filigree Frame Stamp. You need to be quick as the paint dries quickly. I stamped it onto Coconut White card. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Dusty Concord.

I cut a Couture Creations Lotus Filet out of Mauve Card.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set. I popped some more Shy Violet Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and rubbed it over a piece of White Crochet Ribbon using Cut n Dry Foam. Once dry, I cut it in half lenghways and made a flower.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Hug so Tight

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by dusting a piece of Milk Card with my anti static bag and popped it on top of my tan mat which was on top of my Grand Calibur pink plate. I inked the Ivy border mask with Perfect Medium and placed it ink side down on top of my background card. I ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Powder and heat set. I ran it through the Grand Calibur again with the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Barn Door Distress Ink and then rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the embossed surface. I left it for a few minutes to dry and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set onto Rich Red Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B.

I stamped the Curled Frame, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Gold Detail Powder. I cut it out using the largest die in the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B die set.

I cut a Couture Creations Lotus Filet out of Vintage Gold Card.

I cut a piece of Cream Crochet Ribbon in half lengthways and rubbed some Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax along the outside edge of one piece and made a flower out of it. I cut 2 leaves out of Vintage Gold Card using the Couture Creations Ivy Die. I added a Pearl Spray and some Gold Tulle.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Congrats!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Heart Lattice Embossing Folder. I rubbed Blush Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface. I left it for about 5 minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe which makes it smoother and shinier.

I stamped one of the mini frames from the Mini Elegant Frames Set using Perfect Medium and added Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder (I did not heat set just yet). I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Typewriter Sentiments, again using Perfect Medium, added Silver Shine Powder and heat set the lot. I cut out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B. I also cut a Spellbinders Locking Loops die.

I cut a Spellbinders Mystical Embrace die out of Black Card.

I cut a couple of leaves out of pink card using Spellbinders Foliage die set. I added some White Tulle, a Pearl Spray and a flower made from Black Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Black Pearls in the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edge.

Don't forget that Sue has more Weekender Shows today on Create & Craft.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Wake Up

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Milk Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder. I rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax all over the embossed surface. I put it aside for about 5 minutes and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe which makes it smoother and shinier. I wrapped a piece of Cream Crochet Ribbon around the centre.

I stamped the Filigree Frame as it comes using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using the largest die in the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B. I cut a Spellbinders Grand Rectangle out of Vintage Gold Card.

I tied a bow out of Cream Crochet Ribbon and added a Vintage Metal Embellishment.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Vintage Gold Card. I cut some flowers out of Milk Card using Sue's Faux Quilled Blooms Die Set and added some Cream Pearls to the centres.

I assembled the card as shown adding some Cream Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Ivory PVA around the edges.

I have added photos of all the samples from Thursday's shows onto Facebook. You can see them here.

Sue has shows today on Create & Craft with a Weekender with her Festive Dies. Please check the schedule or Sue's Blog for show times.

I'm demoing at MSA Crafts in Cradley Heath today. Please call in if you're in the area.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi Bloggers.

Thanks for all the emails and comments here on the blog yesterday. Glad you like the new stamps.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Sea Garden Embossing Folder. I inked around the edges with Salmon Adirondack Dye Ink.

I made my own embossing powder (bit of a thing at the moment!) by mixing a little Frosted Scarlet Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Subtle Shades Mica Spray Set with some Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped one of the Mini Elegant Frames using Perfect Medium and added my custom made powder (I did not heat set yet). I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Celebrations Sentiments Clear Stamp Set into the centre of the frame using Perfect Medium and added my powder. I heat set the lot and removed the excess mica using a dry wet wipe. I cut out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Salmon Ink.

I stamped the Flower Twist Frame onto Blush Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut out using the largest die in the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B die set and inked through the die all over the stamped area with Salmon Ink.

I cut a couple of leaves from Blush Card using Sue's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set. I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and added a little Frosted Scarlet Mica Powder. I mixed it well using a brush and then applied it to a length of White Crochet Ribbon using Cut n Dry Foam. Once dry, I used it to make 2 flowers.

I pressed 3 Metal Art Deco Corners into Perfect Medium, added my custom powder and heat set. I added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to the back of them and left them a few minutes for the glue to become tacky. I added them to the corners.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Cosmic Pearl around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Shows on Create & Craft Today

Hi Bloggers.

I have shows on Create & Craft Today at 1pm with Steph and 6pm with Martyn. Hope you can join me. I know the 6pm one is after Freeview disappears but you can also watch on your pc on the Create & Craft website and also via the Create & Craft app on smart phones and tablets.

Glad you enjoyed the two fer yesterday - just one card today. Here it is -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Celtic Flower Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

I made myself some Embossing Powder by mixing some Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder with some Purple Orchid Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Subtle Shades Mica Spray Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with my custom made embossing powder. I wiped away the excess mica with a dry wet wipe. I cut it out using Spellbinders Pearl Effects and inked through the die with Milled Lavender. I added a 5mm White Pearl to each corner.

I stamped the Curled Frame, using Perfect Medium and embossed with my custom made powder. Again, I wiped away the excess mica with a dry wet wipe. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Milled Lavender.

I cut a Couture Creations Lotus Filet out of Coconut White Card and popped it at the back of the frame.

I cut a couple of leaf sprays out using Sue's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set. I popped some Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Matt Chalk Paint onto my Craft Sheet and added some Purple Orchid Mica Powder. I mixed it well using a paint brush and then applied it to a length of White Crochet Ribbon using a piece of Cut n Dry Foam. I waited for the paint to dry, cut the ribbon down the centre and made 2 flowers following Sue's tutorial.

I pressed 3 Bronze Vintage Buttons into Perfect Medium, added some of my custom made embossing powder and heat set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lilac PVA around the edges.

Hope you will have a go at making your own embossing powder and chalk paint colours. It's great fun and gives you more possibilities with your products.

Hope to see you later.

Julia.